Munich, 20th January, 2015 – In Qingpu, close to Shanghai a new state-of-the-art research and development center, as well as administration and training facilities, have been commissioned by Klüber Lubrication and Chem-Trend. Both companies are Business Units of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities. Over the course of three years it is planned to invest more than 18 million euro into the entire expansion project for the 2008 inaugurated site. As a next step, Freudenberg plans to expand the manufacturing facilities for speciality lubricants, release agents and process aids. An extended warehouse and bulk storage capacities are also planned. By the end of the expansion, the Qingpu site will have an area of some 66,000 square meters.
“Customer proximity and customer service have always been at the core of our successful development in China to date. The new R&D center will enable us to even better meet the ever-increasing demands of our local customers for cutting-edge innovations and technology”, expressed Hanno D. Wentzler, Regional Representative Asia of the Freudenberg Group and CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities.
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is a Business Group of the globally-active Freudenberg Group which consistently pursues an investment policy based on the requirements of regional markets. The opening of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities’ new R&D center is considered an essential pillar of Freudenberg’s growth strategy in China. In 2013, Freudenberg reported record sales in the country of 5,412 billion RMB, a 33% increase compared with 2012.
About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a test bay hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.
About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
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